Diagonal sprints and changes of direction

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DESCRIPTION

In this exercise the coach combines a jump (similar to a split step) with diagonal sprints and changes of direction.
 
The coach places a hurdle in the middle of the baseline and 4 hula hoops on the court, two on each side and in a position that allows the players to zig zag to them. The players start with a two-legged jump over the hurdle and then have to sprint to each hoop, place the outside leg inside the hoop, push off, change direction and sprint to the other hoop.

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Tip:

Depending on the goal, warm up or conditioning, the players should run 3 to 6 repetitions. It is important to make sure the players are doing everything correctly: they should be working on changing directions quickly, pushing off and using large cross over steps to start each sprint.

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